Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Brothers that died

The following, is a list of Hull brothers, that died in the First World War. They each have their own story, which can be told on this website. They were not only brothers to each other, but to their other siblings. Most were young men. Some were husbands, boyfriends, fathers, and grandfathers. Others were uncles, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends. All were sons and meant something to someone. Their potential was cut short by war. It's a long list, but by no means complete. Recording their names, highlights the enormity of their loss to their family and community.  Between 1914-1918, Hull lost over 7,500 men and another 14,000 returned home wounded.They maybe largely forgotten now, but they are remembered here.

George and William Alcock, of 62 Argyll Street, Hull;

George and Harold Altoft, at 81 Rosamond Street;

Edward Arthur Anderson, and John Rodman Andersonboth 18 years old, from 19 Tomlinson Street;

Arthur wIindas Andrew and Edward Watson Andrew - 16 William Street;

Sydney Arksey and Thomas Edward Arksey, Hull born brothers;

George Henry Austin and John William Austin, of 15 Tennyson Avenue, Ferries Street, Hull;

Charles Edwin (Ted) Banks and Harold Banks, of 1 Floral Avenue, Edinburgh Street;

Sidney Herbert Barclay and Thomas James Barclay, both brothers were killed in 1914;

Arthur, George and John Barnes, three brothers from 44 Nornabell Street;

Robert Barrett and George William Barrett, 10 Gordon Avenue, Cannon Street, Hull;

James Henry and John Arthur (Jack) Bartram, of  Manchester Street;

Harry and Thomas Beautiman, both died of wounds, from 95 Bean Street;

George Leonard Bell and Henry Bell, of 2 Fern Avenue, Waterloo Street;

William Henry Bell and Walter Bell, of 12 Devonshire Villas, Wellsted Street;

Richard and Harold Bentley, from 50 Sharp Street;

John, George and Joshua Betts, three brothers from Sykes Street;

Arthur and Francis Bickers, of Arnon Villas, Sculcoates Lane.

James Henry and Archi Billany, from Courtney Street. Both died at sea;

Walter Binge and Harmen Binge, at 6 Marfleet Terrace, Craven Street;

William, George and Albert Bird, three brothers, from 22 Glasgow Street;

John Ernest and Fred Bladon, three brothers from Waterloo Street;

Percy Walter Blanchard, and Ernest Edward Blanchard, from 3 Olive Grove, Harrow Street;

John William Blenkin, and James Stephenson Blenkin, from the Butchers Shop, at 66 Sculcoates Lane;

John and Tom Blyth, of 149 Lime Street, Hull;

Percy, George and Harold Bourner, three brothers from Park Road, Hull;

Francis and George Boyle, from Walcott Street;

Clarence and Ernest Braithwaite, from Cleveland Street;

James and George Robert Brambles, of Hawthorne Avenue;

William and Albert Brett, from Walcott Street;

Charlie William Bridges, and Albert Bridges, from 64 Sharp Street;

Charles and Walter Brinham, from 13 Ashbourne Grove, Springbank West;

George Broadley and Thomas Broadley,  both killed at Ypres in April 1915 - 62 Clarendon Street;

Sydney & Oswald Broddle, of 13 Hull Road, Anlaby Common;

John and James Brown, of Dansom Lane;

James and John Henry Brown, of Sutton Bank, Hull:

Robert Henry Brown and Frederick Jessie Brown, Hull born brothers;

Harold Bulson, and Ernest Bulson,  who lived at 6 Gordon Street;

Ernest and John William Burgess,  both buried in Hull Western Cemetery, from 96 English Street;

Eli and Arundle Butterill, from Argyll Street, both lost at sea;

Edward Charles Calam and Fred Calam, 244 Alliance Avenue; 

Walter and Joseph Campion, both killed on the Somme in November 1916 - 7 Waller Street, Hull;

William and Ernest Carmichael, sailors lost at sea, from 346 Boulevard;

Albert and Teddy Chapman, from 13 Alaska Street;

Alfred and Fred Chapman, of 37 Worthing Street;

Arthur and William Chapman, of Raywell Street;

Bertrand and Stanley Chapman, of Raywell Street;

John and Samuel Chapman, both killed at Paschendaele, of Villa Place, Hessle Road;

Kenneth Child and Wilfred Child, from Burley House,on  Holderness Road;

Walter and Arthur Cade, at 17 Buckingham Street;

Ernest Carmichael, and William Albert Carmichael, lost at sea. Sailors from 346 Boulevard;

Charles Samuel Christtmass and Orlando Christtmass, from 220 Hawthorne Avenue;

George Clare and John Thomas Clare, from Humber Street, Hull;

Fred and Arthur Clayton, of Hawthorne Avenue;

Frank, Albert and Edward Cockerill, three brothers from Wincolmlee;

Walter, Frederick and Albert Cograve, three brothers from Portland Street, Ferens Way;

Joe and Albert Cooper, of Commercial Road, Hull;

Ernest and Robert Cooper, of Hedon Road;

John and Joseph Cousins, at 30 Arundle Street;

Joe Cox and David Cox, at Nornabell Street;

Leonard Cox and Alfred Cox, at William Street'

George, Walter and William Diglin, three brothers, from 10 High Street, Hull;

William, Thomas and Joseph Dimmack, three brothers, from  Strickland Street;

Harold Dixon and Ernest Dixon, from 78 Manchester Street, Hessle Road;

Alfred and James Dodsworth, from 248 Wincolmlee;

David and Joseph Douglas, from 53 Lambert Street, Newland Avenue;

Arthur and Walter Drewery, from 29 Walton Street;

Fred, Matthew and Robert Driver, three brothers, from 3 Devon Grove, Sculcoates Lane;

Robert and Thomas Earnshaw, from 4 Sarah Ann's Terrace, Spyvee Street:

John William Elliott and Thomas Edward Elliott, from 307 Boulevard;

John and Joseph Ellis, both lost at sea, from  344 Boulevard;

Nathan and Solomon Ellis, at 26 Portland Place, Ferensway;

Arthur and John William Farr, of Porter Street, Hull;

Captain, Bede Farrell and his brother Adrian Farrell, from 1 Brookside Villas, Newland Park;

George and Herbert Fern, of Stoneferry Road;

Fred and Thomas Fisher, of Hessle Road;

John, George and Thomas Foston, three brothers from 41 George Street;

George and Arthur Foster, of 330 Holderness Road;

William and Charles Franklin, of 2 Baden Grove, Exchange Street;

Oliver and Geoffrey Fyson, born in Hull:

George, Thomas and Evans Galloway, three brothers, from 46 Cleveland Street;

Charles Edward Gamble and his brother Thomas William Gamble, from Londesborough Street;

David and Edward Gash, of Clifton Street, Beverley Road;

George and Norman Gedney, of 58 Norwood Street;

Ernest & Joseph Glentworth, both killed in May 1917, from 68 Wassand Street; 

Arthur, George and Charles Glew, three brothers from 18 Finsbury Street;

Arthur Gooding and Fred Gooding, from 23 Sidmouth Street;

John William Grahn and Fred Grahna German family that fought for Britain, - 4 Francis Avenue, Wellsted Street;

Ernest and William Groves, of 33 Salisbury Street;

George, John and William Grayburn, three brothers, from Hull;

Edward and Herbert Green, from 187 Ella Street;

Leonard, George and Gordon Gresham, three brothers from 42 Westbourne Avenue;

Charles  and Harry Grimbleby, of 33 Parmberton Street, Dansom Lane;

Frederick and Francis Guy, from 27 Lilac Avenue, Garden Village;

Herbert and Alfred Hamilton, of Beecroft Street, St George Road;

George Frederick and John William Handson, of 22 Park View, Sculcoates Lane;

Bernard and Frederick William Harper, from Willam Street, Hull;

Anthony & Thomas Harran, from 22 Bowers Terrace, Waterloo Street;

George and Harold Harrison, and stepbrother, Benjamin Bollingham, three brothers, from 10 St Andrew Avenue, St Mark St.;

John Richard Harrison and Walter Harrison, from 7 Shaw Street, Holderness Road;

Noel, Mark and Frank Hedges, three brothers, from Cave Street, Beverley Road; 

Thomas and Harry Hildyard, of Strickland Street, Hessle Road;

James and Harry Hockless, of Sykes Street:

Charles and Robert Hodges, from 9 Buckingham Street;

Thomas Henry Holder and John Morley Holder, from Beverley Road, both killed in May 1917;

Arthur Holder and Walter Holder, from Hessle Road, both lost at sea;

Thomas and William Holness, from 9 Conway Street, Hull, both lost at sea;

Francis Hudson and Thomas Hudson, from Ella Street;

Herbert, Harry and Albert Hunt, three brothers, from Grange Street;

Frank and John Inman, from Staniforth Place, Hessle Road;

John Rowland Isley and William Alfred Isley, from 200 Newbridge Road;

Walter and Harry Jackson, Royal Marine brothers, from Hull;

Andrew and John Jederin, 14 Model Dwellings, Midland Street;

Lawrence, William and George Jeffrey, three brothers, from 69 Great Thornton Street;

John, Harold, Walter and Arthur Johnson, four brothers, from 10 Telford Street, Holderness Road;

Alfred Fenton Johnson, and George Edward Johnson, at 426 Beverley Road;

Arthur Johnson (15) and John Johnson (17), lost at sea on the same day, from 343 Hawthorne Avenue; 

Clifford Hardy Johnson and Frederick Walter Johnson, from 242 Newland Avenue;

Frank and Edward Stephen Johnson, of 82 Great Thornton Street;

Ernest, Harold and Sidney Joules, three brothers, from 14 Harcout Street, Ripon Way, Hull

James and Charles Joys, they died within 8 weeks of each other, from 12 Wellsted Street;

Herbert and Arthur Keithfrom 79 Arundel Street;

John and Tom Kennington, of 150 Hawthorne Avenue;

Laurence Leggott King and William Henry King, of 21 May Street;

Thomas, Charles and Wilfred Kingdom, three brothers from Flinton Street;

Frederick and Ernest Kirkwood, of Charles Street, Hull;

Norman, James and Harold Lane, three brothers, from Villa Place, Walker Street;

Thomas and George Langthorp, of 630 Holderness Road;

Arthur and William Lazenby, of 6 Kimberley Street;

Frank, Fred and Samuel Laughton, three brothers, from Francis Street;

William, Arthur and Alfred Levitt, three brothers from 59 Lee Street;

Sydney, Fred and George Lilley, three brothers from Rhodes Street, Hawthorne Avenue; 

Arthur, George and Charles Lloyd; three brothers, from Spring Street;

Joseph and Harry Longworth, from Lime Street;

Arthur and Ernest Lowsley, from Courtney Street;

William and Edward Lyons, from 37 Upper Union Street;

George and Thomas Margerison, of 18 Goddard Avenue;

Anthony Marr and Samuel Marr, both killed in 1915, from Courtney Street;

Frederick, James and Horatio Marshall, three brothers, from 10 Portland Street, Ferensway;

Robert and Harold Massam, of Scarborough Street;

Joseph, Stanley and Sidney Maynard, three brothers from, 42 Edgecumbe Street;

Albert Melton and Ernest Melton, of 22 Empringham Street, Hull;

George William Miller and Frank Lonsdale Miller, of 28 Laburnum Avenue, Garden Village;

Albert and John Monday, from Bean Street;

Fred and Charles Monsey, from Hull;

Thomas, John and George McKee, from Brighton Street, Hessle Road;

Patrick, John and Luke Mcloughlin, three brothers, from 21 North Street, Hull;

Jack, Alfred, George and James Mercer, four brothers, from 36 Shaw Street, Holderness Road;

Arthur, Albert and Robert Merrylees, three brothers from 86 Spyvee Street;

Frank and Harold Mileham, of 3 Middleburg Street;

Laurence Mitchell and Tom Mitchell, of 135 Francis Street;

Wilfred and Percy Mitchell, from 9 Walcott Street;

John Monday & Albert Monday, - 11 Russell Terrace, Bean Street;

Harold Moisey and John Moisey, from Hessle Road;

Fred Septimus Monsey and Charles Harold Monsey, of Victor Street;

Charles Edward Myers and George William Myers, of 17 Dansom Lane;

Thomas Arthur Nasby and Valentine Percy Nasby, of 2 Lorne terrace, Lorne Street;

Ernest Newell & Hilyard Newell, sailors lost at sea in 1916, from Brighton Street, Hessle Road;

William Henry Newlove and George Newlove, from Hessle Road;

George, Herbert and William Noel, three brothers, lost at sea, from 7 Flinton Street, Hessle Road;

William and Fred Oaktree, of Strickland Street, Hessle Road;

Harold and Robert Ollett, from New George Street;

Alfred and Edward Osbourn, of Bright Street, Hull;

Alfred and Frank Ounsworth, from 85 Hodgson Street;

Walter and Charles Owen, at 7 Kings Bench Street, Hull;

William and Arthur Parish, from 39 Raywell Street;

Ernest Charles Parker and Sidney Parker, of Havelock Street;

John Partis and Daniel Partis, from Spyvee Street and Courtney Street;

Charles Partridge and James Partridge, of 18 Victor Street;

George Thomas Pawlett and John Richard Pawlett, from 1 Dee Street and Gloucester Street, Hull;

Samuel, John and Charles Pearson, three brothers, from Fountain Road;

Fred Pegg and Arhur Pegg, from Spyvee Street and Courtney Street, respectively;

Arthur, John and Harold Perry, three brothers from 81 Hessle Road; 

Frank and Alfred Petherbridge, both lost at sea, of 13 Somerset Street;

Alfred and Fred Piggott, from Sykes Street, Hull;

John Ernest Porter and Robert Henry Porter, at 430 Hessle Road;

Ben Pougher and William Pougher, from Cambridge Street;

James, John and Cyril Purchon, three brothers, from 3 Gillett Street;

James Richard Raettig and Ralph Arthur Raettig, of 58 De La Pole Avenue;

Christopher Redfearn and William Redfearn, MM, of 25 Blue Bell Entry, High Street, Hull;

George and Alfred Reed, both died the same day - 30/07/1917. 8 Nelson Square, New George St.;

John Rennard and William Rennard, from Courtney Street;

George, Arthur and Elijah Richardson; three brothers, from 10 Mary Ann Terrace, Sculcoates Lane;

William, John and Benjamin Rusholme, three brothers, from 57 Norwood Street;

William, Joseph and John Ryan, three brothers, from Nornabell Street;

Frank and Albert Shaw, from 19 Carlton Street;

George Sherburn and John Sherburn from Craven Street;

Harold Sayer and James Sayer, from Hessle Road;

Edwin, Herbert and Robert Sergeant, three brothers from Hull;

Alfred and Richard Sherwood, of St Paul's Street;

Harry and Marcus Silverstone, of 121 Walker Street;

Archibald Sims & Fred Sims, both killed with the Northumberland Fusiliers, in 1918;

Ernest Sleight and George Sleight, from 351 Holderness Road;

Amos Charles Smith and Shepley Vickers Smith, of 14 Freehold Street;

Victor Smith and Lawrence Smith, of 116 Brunswick Avenue;

Raymond Smith and Reginald Smith,  of 29 Field Street;

Fred Smith and Herbert Henry Smith, of 59 Eastbourne Street;

Ernest Smith and Charles Smith, from 60 Nornabell Street;

Arthur and Charles Snowley, at 43 Wellington Lane;

William Spink and Gilbert Spink, from Franklin Street;

John Robert Stockdale and Tom Stockdale, of 50 Beverley Road;

James Henry Stones and Albert Stones, from 49 St Andrews Street, Hessle Road;

Arthur and Bernard Story, of 84 Regent Street;

George Storry and Herbert Storry, from Coltman Street and Waller Street;

William Suddaby & Alfred Suddaby, from Lee Smith Street and Craven Street, East Hull;

Ernest Taylor and Dawson Taylor, of 47 Arundle Street;

Victor Taylor and Thomas Taylor, of 28 Gibson Street;

William Henry Taylor and Thomas Taylor, sailors from Havelock Street;

Albert and William Thurnell, of 14 Wentworth Avenue, Field Street;

John and Roger Tighe, from 14 Albert Terrace, Spring Street;

Christopher, John  and Walter Tindall, three brothers, from 30 Bishops Lane, Lowgate;

Edward, John and Thomas Toalster, three brothers, from Lockwood Street;

Harold and Raymond Tock, of 21 Lockwood Street;

Sam Thomson and Herbert Thomson, from 2 Etty's Terrace, Strickland Street, both killed in 1915;

Herbert and samuel Thompson, of Strickland Street;

John Robert Trowell, and George Robert Trowellof 81 Laburnum Avenue;

George Turner and Edward Turner, from 65 Edinburgh Street;

Harold Percy Tutton and his brother John Henry Tutton, of 204 Bean Street; 

Arthur Veal and Cyril Veal, from 91 Clarendon Street;

Albert William Venus and Herbert James Venus, of 29 Eastbourne Street;

Victor, Harold and John Cyril Walker, three brothers, from 343 Anlaby Road; 

Anthony, Thomas and Joseph Walsh, three brothers, from Gordon Street, Boulevard;

George and Percy Ware, of 19 Devon Street;

Cyril and Sidney Webb, from 8 Nelson Square, New George Street;

Arthur Cyril Webster and George Alan Webster, EYR Officers, from 113 Westbourne Avenue;

Arthur and Herbert West, from 6 Kings Cross Terrace, Bean Street;

Harry, Walter and George West, three brothers, from 1 Cuthbert Avenue, Airlie Street;

Albert Wilcox and George Wilcox from 4 Matlock Villas, Escourt Street;

Alfred and James Williamson, Hull born brothers, lost at sea.

John Turner Willingham and Stanley Lawton Willingham; from Escourt Street;

Willam, Arthur and John Henry Wilkinson, three brothers, killed in 1917, from Wescott Street;

Harold Wilson and Fred Wilson, from 48 Raywell Street;

Herbert, Arthur and Charles Wilson, three brothers, from 115 Grafton Street;

Francis, Paul, and John Wilson, three brothers, from Hull;

George, Herbert and Mark Wilson, three brothers at 13 Nellies Terrace, Gillett Street;

Robert and George Wilson, of 29 Strawberry Street;

Victor, Clarence and Harry Winter, three brothers, from 40 Edgecumbe Street

James and Arthur Withers, both killed in 1915, from Hotham Street and Wyke Street;

John & James Wright - from 62 Alexandra Road;

Cyril and Sidney Webb, died within weeks of each other in 1918, from 8 Wyndham Street;

James and Joseph Wood, from St Paul Street, Hull;

Arthur and Harry Woodward, of Mason Street, Hull;


Pte, Ernest Sleight, 9th York and Lancaster Regiment died 9th June 1917 at Ypres, aged 21. His brother Pte, George Sleight, 10th East Yorkshires was killed on the 12th April 1918 aged 29 years. Their father Thomas was a Shopkeeper who lived at 351 Holderness Road.


Harold Percy Tutton and his brother John Henry Tutton were both lost in the war. Their father George Tutton, a stone mason, lived at 204 Bean Street. Next door at number 206 Bean Street, the Grantham brothers Tom and William Grantham also became war casualties leaving their parents William and Minnie Grantham.


Brothers Arthur and Charles Snowley, both lived at 43 Wellington Lane and died within 9 months of each other in 1917.


Gunner, 1817, Albert William VENUS, Royal Field Artillery, 2nd Northumbrian Brigade, was killed at Bellewaarde Ridge, on the 24th May 1915, aged 22.

A German shell hit his battery killing most of the other gun crew. Although the Battalion Diary & the Hull Daily Mail reported his death at the time, he was not officially remembered as a casulaty until August 2014. His name was recently registered with the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records, and added to the Menin Gate, which records 35,000 other missing men, with no known grave.

Albert Venus was born in Hull in 1893. After spending some time in Canada, his family returned to East Yorkshire. He was apprenticed to the Trawler owners Messrs Kelsall, Beeching and Co. and was living in the village of Thorne prior to the outbreak of war. His parents were Alfred Henry and Frances Charity Venus, who lived at 29 Eastbourne Street. His father worked the keel boats between Hull & Doncaster.

Albert's brother, Herbert James Venus, died at sea at the Battle of Jultland on 31st May 1916. Their married sister, Ethel May was their next of kin and lived at 33 Gee Street. Her Step son, L/Cpl., Sydney Bonewell, of the Imperial Camel Corps, having served for three years in Egypt, died of influenza in Hull, on the 2nd April 1919. 


Brothers James and Albert Stones died in 1916 and 1917 respectively. They were the two sons of Frederick and Caroline Stones, at 49 St Andrews Street, Hessle Road.


2nd Lieutenant, Arthur Cyril Webster, 10th East Yorkshire, had been a Chorister at Hull's Holy Trinity Church. He died on the 3rd May 1917, at Oppy Wood, leading the attack, aged 23. His elder brother, 2nd Lt, George Alan Webster, 1st EYR, was killed on the 18th September 1918. Their parents George William and Rose Everlyn Webster of 113 Westbourne Avenue, placed a brass memorial plaque to both of them at the Holy Trinity Church in Hull's Market square


John and Roger Tighe, two sons of Patrick and Elizabeth Tighe, 14 Albert Terrace, Spring Street, were both killed in the war. Both born in Hull, John was a Sergeant in the Lincolnshire Regiment. He left a wife and is buried in Grimsby. Roger Tighe served with the East Yorkshire Regiment and before the war worked as a Dock Labourer in Hull.


Arthur and Herbert West, from 6 Kings Cross Terrace, Bean Street, are two more brothers commemorated on the same memorial. They are just two of the 91 men that died in Bean Street during the First World War.


Pte., John Robert Trowell, Northumberland Fusiliers, died in Greece, on 15th September 1916. His brother Pte., George Robert Trowell, was killed at Arras, on the 23rd April 1917, fighting with the East Yorkshire Regiment. They were the sons of Robert and Charlotte Trowell who lived at 81 Laburnum Avenue. Before the war both John and George Trowell worked for Reckitts. Their deaths were reported in the local newspapers and both their names were recorded on the St Marks Street Roll of Honour.


Boatswain, Francis C Wilson, drowned in the North sea, when the 'Gitano' struck a mine on 26/2/17. His brother Paul, CEF, had died of heart failure, in January 1917, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Another Brother, John Wilson, died on the 'San Gregorio', in November, 1917. Their Grandsons, Sgt, Ernest Barnby, 4th EYR, was killed in action on 23/4/16, and Pte, Francis Barnby, was killed in action in September 1915.